There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia to Great Smoky Mountains by plane, car, train or bus

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Recommended option

Fly Philadelphia to Knoxville, drive  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Knoxville (TYS) PHL - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$184 - $618

Cheapest option

Bus, drive  •  17 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to Knoxville via Philadelphia
  2. Drive from Mountain Grove SB before Majestic Grove to Great Smoky Mountains

$63 - $80

6 alternative options

Train to Newark, fly to Knoxville, drive  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Knoxville (TYS) EWR - TYS
  3. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$122 - $723

Fly Philadelphia to Greenville/Spartanburg, drive  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) PHL - GSP
  2. Drive from Greenville/Spartanburg to Great Smoky Mountains

$181 - $578

Train to Newark, fly to Asheville, drive  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Asheville (AVL) EWR - AVL
  3. Drive from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains

$99 - $825

Train, Megabus, drive  •  13 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the Megabus from Washington to Knoxville
  3. Drive from Knoxville to Great Smoky Mountains

$145 - $316

Train, bus, drive  •  15 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Roanoke, VA to Wytheville, VA
  4. Take the bus from Wytheville, VA to Morristown, TN
  5. Drive from Morristown, TN to Great Smoky Mountains

$214 - $537

Drive  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Great Smoky Mountains 646.7 miles

$60 - $95

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Great Smoky Mountains, TN, USA?

There is no direct connection from Philadelphia to Great Smoky Mountains. However, you can take the train to Philadelphia airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains. Alternatively, you can take the train to Newark airport, fly to Knoxville, then take the drive to Great Smoky Mountains.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Knoxville
Avg. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Knoxville via Charlotte
Avg. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Knoxville via Charlotte
Avg. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Greenville/Spartanburg
Avg. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Greenville/Spartanburg via Charlotte
Avg. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Greenville/Spartanburg via Reagan Washington
Avg. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Newark to Asheville via Charlotte
Avg. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Knoxville via Detroit
Avg. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Knoxville via Atlanta
Avg. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Knoxville via Atlanta
Avg. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,700
Flights from Newark to Knoxville via Detroit
Avg. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,700
Flights from Philadelphia to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Avg. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Newark to Asheville via Atlanta
Avg. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Avg. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Knoxville
Avg. Duration
2 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Avg. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Greenville/Spartanburg via Washington Dulles
Avg. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Asheville
Avg. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Avg. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Newark to Asheville
Avg. Duration
2 h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Avg. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak
Avg. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$80 - $140
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Avg. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
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Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington to Knoxville
Avg. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Philadelphia to Knoxville
Avg. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Roanoke, VA to Wytheville, VA
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$23 - $30
Bus from Wytheville, VA to Morristown, TN
Avg. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Philadelphia to Great Smoky Mountains?

The distance between Philadelphia and Great Smoky Mountains is 879 km. The road distance is 1035 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Great Smoky Mountains?

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Great Smoky Mountains is to bus and drive which costs $70 and takes 17 h 10 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Philadelphia to Great Smoky Mountains?

The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Great Smoky Mountains is to fly and drive which takes 5 h 20 min and costs $380.

How long does it take to get from Philadelphia to Great Smoky Mountains?

It takes approximately 5 h 20 min to get from Philadelphia to Great Smoky Mountains, including transfers.